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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A wealthy outsider who promises to put voters before out-of-state corporate interests takes on Wyoming's low-key junior U.S. Sen. John Barrasso in Tuesday's Republican primary. Business investor and Stanford University lecturer Dave Dodson says he's motivated by a desire to get the influence of money and special interests out of politics. Dodson has loaned his campaign $1 million and raised almost $400,000. Barrasso has raised $5 million this election cycle.

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - Wildlife managers are undertaking a project to eliminate nonnative fish from the upper Gibbon River drainage in Yellowstone National Park. Beginning Monday and continuing through the week, biologists will remove nonnative rainbow trout and brook trout using the fish toxin rotenone. The upper Gibbon River drainage is in the central portion of Yellowstone and includes streams that flow out of Grebe, Wolf and Ice lakes.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Coal production in Montana over the first half of 2018 was up 20 percent compared to two years ago. But a temporary partial shutdown of the coal-fired Colstrip power plant may affect production numbers for the rest of the year.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming prosecutors have charged a 25-year-old man in a May shooting near Cheyenne that left one man dead and a woman injured. Frank McHenry is charged with first-degree and attempted murder charges. Authorities say 61-year-old Joseph S. Tortolito, of Cheyenne, was shot several times and his body was found May 11 in a junk pile south of Cheyenne.

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